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years and again we need those services definitely. i work 42 years. i supported this system and now the system isn't here for me when i need it and i am also a veteran. thank you. >> thank you sir. is there anymore public comment? we have someone on the bridge line? >> okay. nancy cross. >> just a minute nancy. we have someone on the bridge line. if you could -- let the bridge and we will go right back to you. >> go right ahead. >> okay. thank you very much for having this service. my name is keith dennis. i'm a very strong advocate for laguna
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honda hospital. >> mr. dennis you're getting interferancy. could you mute your tv? >> yes. am i okay now? >> yes. >> okay. yes i'm a very strong advocate for laguna honda hospital. a couple years ago they were slated to have assisted living facility. could this committee comment on that? is that still in the works or what is going on? >> mr. dennis, you can contact the office and you can ask
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for joanna and give you an update on that. >> okay. thank you very much. >> is there anyone else on the bridge line? okay. would you like -- nancy. >> in referencing the proposed way of handling people inebriants and the need for some housing compared to say the need to do away with having sro's and shelters smoke denies and the contingent of smoking addicts in the city. i had the opportunity a week ago
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to ask for time with supervisor kim, and i said about these sro's -- supervisor mar who you recognize is the special voice for smoke free housing in resident hotels and public facilities and he brought up a point that i hadn't seen addressed but it seems to be bothering him. if you decide making rules for s rear -- sro to be smoke free the state will subsidized. sometimes you hear the state won't let them have smoke free buildings and that's what i was told by tenderloin housing authority compliance officer to justify it that have the right to smoke and they
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have people who are smokers and the supervisor said "if you make a rule that the sro is going to be smoke free building from now on, make a rule like that just as they did successfully without any complaints, and i was there at next door shelter, the biggest shelter when supervisor mar's ordinance came into effect. i was listening. no complaints. that big huge thing and people had a right to say what they did they located outside and make a big smoky place on the street instead. now, i think this should not be tolerated either. supervisor mar we asked about a week ago the problem is if you made that
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role then people and would get eviction notice for smoking then they're on the street. well, i haven't heard that angle before but i can see how that is resolved by a little mathematics and employer -- what the present residents want. i met people in the sro's that are subjected to the atmosphere but non spokers and they don't have a choice. here's the room. let's see how many people are there that want non smoking room. a third of the people are non smokers there and a third people don't want the smoke and a 30 in the another sro are the same way and make one a smoke free one. it's not high powered mathematics
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but make inquiries. people might be interested in having a choice and smokers could occupy a certain part of the building and non smokers could have a clean building. let's work it out. >> thank you so much ma'am. >> thank you. >> thank you. okay. no more for public comment. public comment is closed. we're going to move on down to agenda item six. do we have time for the director's report? >> chair wilson, given the time and the fact that you have two important items on your agenda i'm willing to give my director report at the very end of the meeting if we still have time for it. i know we still have some speakers and a co-chair election. i know how important those items are to you. >> okay. do we want to break
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now? okay. so we're going to take a break. we will take a >> yes. back to the meeting. well, we have an adjustment to the agenda, a readjustment to the agenda because one of our -- someone has to leave early, so we are going to go into agenda item number eight, co-chair elections. i will now call for nominees for the co-chair of elections. is there anyone who would like to be nominated to be co-chair? and anyone can nominate themselves. sorry.
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harriet. >> i would like to nominate adele wilson. >> thank you very much. and i will accept that nomination. do we have a second it or no? no. anymore nominations? oh -- oh yes, ms. denise. >> thank you. i nominate chip for co-chair. >> do you accept? >> i accept. >> a point of order chair wilson. you would call for anybody to make a second. >> thank you very much carla, and we need a second. a second
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on chip. >> i second the nomination for chip. >> thank you ms. wendy chan. is there anymore nominations? >> [inaudible] >> seeing that there is no -- >> and point of order too i didn't hear a second for the first nomination. was there a second for that one as well? >> okay. we will go back. harriet could you do it over again so we can get a second? >> i would like to nominate adele wilson. >> we need to hear that. she
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can't get her mic on. >> i think it's on. i can't see and i can't talk. i second the nomination. >> and we do have a second. seeing that there is no more nom nominations on the board we do have the nomination is closed. do any of the councilmembers who have been nominated wish to speak? mr. chip. >> just briefly. i would like to say it's an honor to serve as chair of the council. in my time on the council i have really taken to heart the mission and the goals of the mdc and the mod, and in addition i
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would like to see the mdc take a more activist role in the community and become more visible and i would take efforts to make that happen. >> thank you. and adele wilson. i grew up in this lovely resource city and it would be a pleasure to serve, and i really love doing the work here in san francisco because it is one of the cities that everyone in the world would love to live in, but i have had the honor to be born here, raised here, go through a lot of the different services, so i would feel much of an honor to serve as a co-director. thank you. okay. seeing that all nominees have been in and we spoke all members may now vote
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by selected ballot. once we have finished making your ballots please wait until the mod staff collects and counts the ballots. thank you everyone for your cooperation. so you have your ballots and then they will collect them. if you would be patient with us.
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>> yes councilmembers. we do have a winner and that is adele wilson. [applause] >> yes. we did have a winner. thank you very much. okay. let's move on with agenda item
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-- oh we have to go back. i forgot. i am new at this. please forgive me. i will get better as i go on. thank you guys very much. thank you to everyone here who voted, and i hope that i do you proud. thank you. next we have information team number seven, seniors and disability action empowering and organizing people with disabilities by jessica. jessica could you please say your last name? i don't want to mess it up. thank you. >> can you hear me from here? >> yes. >> my last name is lehman.
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jessica lehman. thank you. hello councilmembers. thank you so much for having us here today and congratulations to our new chair. >> thank you very much. >> okay. let me know if the sound is okay. is that close enough? okay. great. so i understand we have about 10 minutes. is that right? >> yes. >> okay. i'm going to try to take about just five minutes of our time because we have two board members here who i want to introduce them and a chance to speak as well. so senior disability action was technically formed last summer through the merger of senior action network and planning for elders in the central city. both are ork niegzs that have been around for 20 years and
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had similar missions for supporting seniors and people with disabilitys in san francisco and our mission is about empowering people with disabilities and seniors to improve our community as a whole and we have a strong social justice focus and about fighting forms of oppression so we work through individual support and collective action that we think it's important to build a movement with seniors and people can disabilities to build the kind of community we want and our vision is about them fully participating in our community to have housing, health care, transportation, and other needs met, and where we have justice for all where everyone is treated with dignity and respect where voices are heard and valued, where we recognize and honor gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, culture, religion, class, and every part
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of ones self that people bring to our organization and community so we have several programs that i will mention briefly, and i forgot we actually have a powerpoint so maybe i will turn to that for a moment. will that come up on the screen? >> yes they will bring it up. >> there it is. thank you. so we have a picture here of the regtively new logo on top. for folks that can't see it -- how do i describe the logo? it's a black wheel with red inside and the mix of colors and energy and we have action in italics because that's the focus, and so the picture we have below is an action we did just this wednesday with the valentine a day eve action. this is the health care action team or hat so they have a yellow hard hats to go along with the action
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team and we see a group of people on the steps of city hall and what they're doing is practicing singing. we had several songs about how important it is for people with disabilities and seniors to have a home in san francisco, and that means having housing and health care and home care, and that people should be welcomed and that we need to make some changes here obviously, and so after preparing on the steps here we went inside up to the second floor and we went around and sang to all of our supervisors and some of the aids to make sure that people knew we're here, that we're in the community, and that we want to continue to get out more in greater numbers to make changes. okay. so here's a list of our programs. the health care action team i will start with since i was just talking about that and they focus on all kinds of issues, home care, personal
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home services is a big one. they have looked at discharge planning and put together a wonderful skit that is on video if anyone is interested in seeing it at some point about discharge planning and the problem with being discharged before they're ready and without the appropriate resources and the action team is talking about housing is health care, one of the examples of connecting all of the issues that we need and doing this work creatively, so we have consumer rights for community living and call it crackle to make it easier and crackle is about supporting senior and people with disabilities to live at home and we train peer advocates to do that for themselves and each other, and we have senior and disability survival school and senior and disability university which are similar programs, but a lot bit separate, and they're about training people to know
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their rights and resources and to learn about organizing so that people can advocate for themselves and their community, so some of the resources that get covered in senior and disability survival school are public benefits like social security, in home supportive service, advocacy, medi-cal and medicare and transportation, and at senior and disability university there is a different issue focus for each one, so we had one a couple months ago at the rosa parks senior community i believe, and so the focus was on housing and about tenant associations because that was something the people there were really concerned with, so those happened. usually there are several weeks in each series and at different residents or senior centers or sites around the
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community so we're covering different people in different communities and areas and that's one of the examples we are always open for ideas. if you say "hey this residence could use a senior and disability university or the survival school please let us know. the housing collaborative i'm not going to say anything about because one of the board members karen is going to talk about that and computer classes. we have a wonderful lab -- how many do we have now? i want to say about 10 or 12 computers. we have three classes but people really learn at their own pace and what is amazing with our class and people come in and there is instruction and how to turn on the computer and not be squared to touch it and people can go as far as they want and people come regularly into the lab when there is not a class going on and they're typing in
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microsoft word. we had someone fighting an eviction with the land landlord there or use email and facebook and get to know other people and that is another one of our programs. we have a monthly general meeting we call it and everyone is welcome to come to that. we always meet on the second thursday of each month and from 10 to 12. we meet at the unitarian church at franklin and geary and each month we have a different topic so yesterday in honor of valentine's day we made it about health care and we had free blood pressure screening and we had someone come talk about the affordable care act
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impact on seniors and disabilities and it it's a great chance to get caught up and the last thing before i turn to over to the members so senior action network and senior in the name and not disabilities and the same for planning for elders in the central city and those organizations work with people can disabilities as well senior and disability action really has a renewed focus on figuring out what does it mean we're a senior and disability organization and we recognize it's not always easy or clear. we don't have examples out there of organizations bringing together both communities and we say both communities but i think we all recognize there is incredible overlap and there are seniors with disabilities in every community and this is why we think this is important. we want to investigate where the areas of intersection and collaboration between the senior and disability communities and other organizations that work
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with only seniors or people can disabilities and understand how those communities are distinct and where some of the differences are between non disabled seniors and non senior people with disabilities so we're working on doing training and kind of exploring that and definitely interested in hearing other people's thoughts on the council, or the staff and what does it mean with building the new organization? so i will stop there and turn it over to karen fishkin who is one of the board members. >> thank you. >> hi. i am karen fishkin. my background is geriatic social work. now it's just geriatics. i have been on the board for
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about 15 years. first it was sand and now it's sda and it's really an important part of my life. the main focus for most of my time on the board and with the organization was on seniors, and now there's an equal focus on those with disabilities and jessica is leading us into that work. i participate with the housing collaborative. that group has taken action on issues such as the [inaudible] evictions, a tax on rent control and lead the work of a collaboration that created a survey for sro residents on the needs of the seniors and those with disabilities in those buildings since for many sro's will be the homes where they age and place. that survey resulted in legislation introduced by
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supervisor eric mar to require both grab bars and working phone jacks for residents. it just passed unanimously in its first reading at the board of supervisors. we are very proud of that. sda also runs several sessions a year, sda university. participants are taught how to advocate for themselves and their community by letter, by phone calls, by speaking in public, by visiting legislators, and by turning out to public actions. i'm proud to be a member. jessica mentioned the general meeting? a. the next general meeting will be a town hall. i hope you call could come. i will leave you a flier. it's on saving social security, medicaid and medicare. thank you. who can i give this to?
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>> thank you. >> and i also want to introduce -- [inaudible] another board member. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> the sda about the senior and disabled and embody it, but have been there long enough to see the evolution of realization of society meeting the needs, trying to meet the needs of
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seniors and disabled. >> it's just not catching all your captions. maybe we can move her mic. thank you. yes. closer to the mic. >> thank you. i just repeat what i said. in a way i embody the [inaudible] disabled senior action for parapaledgics and have been along enough top experience how society has tried to meet the needs of seniors and disabled. and they have done quite well with disabled you
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but we're overwhelmed with seniors i think, and anyway but the value this group is that they focus the needs of both. they really worked to meaningful programs. they really do, and they are honored for that reason and they're assets to this society. thank you. >> thank you. >> just to wrap up. i actually forgot. i will show the last slide here which is our contact information so our office is located at 1660 mission


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